Leeds boss Brian McDermott endured an unhappy return to Reading, as Adam Le Fondre scored a 96th-minute winner for the Royals in the Championship.

The striker McDermott brought to the Madejski Stadium from Rotherham in 2011 converted from Royston Drenthe's free-kick to send his side seventh.

The chance came after Stephen Warnock received his second yellow card of the match for a trip on Le Fondre.

Luke Varney wasted the best chance for the visitors, who now sit 11th.

The result - a third successive clean sheet for Nigel Adkins' men - means Leeds have still never won at the Madejski Stadium.

The hosts had seen midfielder Jem Karacan carried off on a stretcher after just nine minutes, appearing to twist his right knee when challenging Ross McCormack.

Danny Williams and Hal Robson-Kanu tested Paddy Kenny, but the Leeds goalkeeper pushed both strikes away.

Leeds midfielder Rodolph Austin had two opportunities, striking a free-kick over the bar and sending a 25-yard attempt narrowly wide - the only noteworthy efforts for the visitors, Varney's weak effort aside.

Reading centre-back Sean Morrison twice headed high and wide from free-kicks and Nick Blackman saw his goalbound drive deflected wide by Warnock.

But the left-back's night turned sour when he was dismissed for his second bookable offence, and saw Le Fondre capitalise to give the hosts the three points.

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

5 1

Corners

7 1

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:52 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +6:02

Daniel Williams provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +6:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Le Fondre - Reading 1 - 0 Leeds Adam Le Fondre scores. Reading 1-0 Leeds.

90:00 +5:52

Free kick crossed by Royston Drenthe.

90:00 +5:07

Stephen Warnock shown a red card for second bookable offence.

90:00 +5:07 Dismissal

Dismissal

90:00 +4:54

Stephen Warnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Le Fondre.

90:00 +4:23

Header by Jason Pearce misses left.

90:00 +4:17

Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack.

90:00 +3:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith by Danny Guthrie.

90:00 +3:26

Clearance by Jason Pearce.

90:00 +3:19

Rodolph Austin makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:17

Clearance made by Rodolph Austin.

90:00 +3:10

The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly.

90:00 +2:04

Centre by Royston Drenthe.

90:00 +2:02

Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:55

Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:35

Garath McCleary fouled by Stephen Warnock, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +0:01

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

89:35

Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

89:27

Clearance by Tom Lees.

88:58

Clearance by Michael Tonge.

88:52

Centre by Stephen Kelly.

88:36

Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

88:29

Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

87:55

Clearance by Jason Pearce.

84:47

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

83:43

Michael Tonge manages to make a clearance.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith is brought on as a substitute for Luke Varney.

82:52

Clearance by Scott Wootton.

82:40

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

82:39

The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack.

81:26

Luke Varney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sean Morrison.

81:15

Dominic Poleon sends in a cross.

80:56

The ball is swung over by Dominic Poleon.

80:56

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

80:33

Clearance made by Stephen Kelly.

80:29

Tom Lees sends in a cross.

78:39

Hope Akpan has an effort at goal. Patrick Kenny blocks the ball.

77:44

Free kick taken by Sean Morrison.

77:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Varney.

77:20

Clearance by Stephen Warnock.

76:44

Header by Luke Varney goes harmlessly over the bar.

76:40

Ross McCormack crosses the ball in from the free kick.

75:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodolph Austin by Adam Le Fondre.

75:41

Michael Tonge manages to make a clearance.

75:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Royston Drenthe.

75:00

Shot by Garath McCleary. Rodolph Austin gets a block in.

74:37

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

74:36

Ross McCormack crosses the ball.

74:13

Clearance by Stephen Kelly.

73:43

Free kick taken by Hope Akpan.

73:40

Michael Tonge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre.

73:25

Michael Tonge crosses the ball.

73:03

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

71:42

Clearance made by Stephen Warnock.

70:49 Substitution

Substitution Garath McCleary on for Nick Blackman.

69:11

Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

69:00

Wayne Bridge manages to make a clearance.

69:00

The ball is sent over by Ross McCormack.

68:46

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

67:42

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line.

67:19

Shot by Hope Akpan. Jason Pearce gets a block in.

66:41

Corner taken by Luke Murphy.

66:12

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution Adam Le Fondre is brought on as a substitute for Hal Robson-Kanu.

64:51

Centre by Nick Blackman.

64:39

Clearance by Jason Pearce.

64:10

Ross McCormack takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

64:05

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

64:01

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

62:50

Shot by Hal Robson-Kanu cleared the bar.

61:04

Luke Varney manages to make a clearance.

60:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Guthrie.

60:39

Nick Blackman takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Stephen Warnock.

59:26 Substitution

Substitution Dominic Poleon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Noel Hunt.

57:55

Royston Drenthe crosses the ball in from the free kick.

57:30

Foul by Jason Pearce on Nick Blackman, free kick awarded.

56:49

Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.

56:40

Unfair challenge on Jason Pearce by Hal Robson-Kanu results in a free kick.

55:53

Ross McCormack crosses the ball.

55:44

Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.

55:11

Foul by Hope Akpan on Luke Varney, free kick awarded.

54:40

Daniel Williams has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

53:44

Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball.

53:39

Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.

53:34

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie.

52:49

Noel Hunt delivers the ball.

51:49

Header at goal by Hal Robson-Kanu misses left of the target.

51:45

Free kick taken by Danny Guthrie.

51:16 Booking

Booking

51:16

Booking for Luke Murphy for unsporting behaviour.

51:10

Luke Murphy challenges Hope Akpan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

50:40

Patrick Kenny safely holds on. Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot.

50:21

Danny Guthrie restarts play with the free kick.

50:11

Luke Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie.

49:23

Shot by Ross McCormack. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

48:50

Ross McCormack crosses the ball.

48:49

Clearance by Nick Blackman.

48:10

Clearance made by Rodolph Austin.

48:03

Rodolph Austin makes a clearance.

48:02

Nick Blackman crosses the ball.

47:00

Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.

46:29

Hope Akpan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy.

45:41

Header by Sean Morrison misses left.

45:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Royston Drenthe.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +4:11 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:16

Sean Morrison restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:53 Booking

Booking

45:00 +2:53

Booking for Stephen Warnock for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +2:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Kelly by Stephen Warnock.

45:00 +2:05

Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:24

Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:04

Wayne Bridge makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:00

The official flags Tom Lees offside.

45:00 +0:43

Free kick taken by Michael Tonge.

45:00 +0:40

Foul by Hope Akpan on Michael Tonge, free kick awarded.

45:00 +0:28

Clearance made by Stephen Kelly.

44:03

Rodolph Austin manages to make a clearance.

44:00

Clearance made by Luke Murphy.

43:54

Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line.

43:30

Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

43:25

Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu.

43:16

Luke Murphy has an effort at goal.

43:16

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

42:44

Clearance by Stephen Kelly.

41:02

Header at goal by Sean Morrison goes right of the post.

40:58

Royston Drenthe crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie by Luke Murphy.

40:27

Clearance by Jason Pearce.

40:20

Sean Morrison restarts play with the free kick.

40:05

Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie.

39:10

Header at goal by Sean Morrison misses left of the target.

39:04

Danny Guthrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.

38:17

Foul by Jason Pearce on Hal Robson-Kanu, free kick awarded.

38:08

Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

37:59

Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

37:38

The ball is crossed by Noel Hunt.

37:37

Wayne Bridge fouled by Stephen Warnock, the ref awards a free kick.

37:09

Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

35:06

Clearance by Stephen Kelly.

34:56

Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

33:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Royston Drenthe.

33:14

Scott Wootton makes a clearance.

33:11

The ball is crossed by Royston Drenthe.

32:44

Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.

32:38

Wayne Bridge fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick.

31:56

The ball is delivered by Nick Blackman.

31:42

Clearance by Tom Lees.

31:39

The ball is sent over by Nick Blackman.

30:53

Stephen Kelly crosses the ball.

29:46

Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross.

29:21

Rodolph Austin takes a fantastic shot and went wide right of the net.

28:03

Centre by Wayne Bridge.

27:03

Luke Murphy makes a clearance.

26:55

Royston Drenthe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jason Pearce.

26:46

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

26:30

Luke Varney takes a shot. Alex McCarthy blocks the ball.

26:12

Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.

25:40

Alex Pearce goes into the book.

25:40 Booking

Booking

25:32

Unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Alex Pearce results in a free kick.

24:49

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

24:25

Clearance made by Alex Pearce.

23:43

Stephen Warnock restarts play with the free kick.

23:14

Danny Guthrie booked.

23:14 Booking

Booking

23:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodolph Austin by Danny Guthrie.

22:29

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

22:11

Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Patrick Kenny blocks the ball.

21:41

Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.

21:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rodolph Austin on Royston Drenthe.

20:55

Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

18:24

Rodolph Austin takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

18:23

Hope Akpan makes a clearance.

18:01

Noel Hunt delivers the ball.

17:58

Hope Akpan manages to make a clearance.

16:55

The ball is delivered by Nick Blackman.

15:55

Daniel Williams takes a shot. A parry by Patrick Kenny prevents the goal.

15:45

The ball is sent over by Royston Drenthe.

15:07

Clearance made by Jason Pearce.

14:49

Luke Murphy produces a cross.

14:15

Ross McCormack takes the free kick.

14:03

Stephen Warnock fouled by Nick Blackman, the ref awards a free kick.

12:51

Header at goal by Nick Blackman goes right of the post.

12:46

The ball is sent over by Wayne Bridge.

12:27

Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

12:19

Clearance made by Sean Morrison.

12:18

A cross is delivered by Luke Varney.

12:15

Tom Lees takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

12:11

Luke Varney produces a cross.

10:27

Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

10:20

Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

10:06

Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Kelly.

9:14

Clearance by Rodolph Austin.

9:08

Wayne Bridge sends in a cross.

9:00

Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.

8:30

Rodolph Austin takes a strike on goal from the free kick which goes harmlessly over the bar.

8:02 Substitution

Substitution Jem Karacan goes off and Hope Akpan comes on.

3:32

Unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Jem Karacan results in a free kick.

3:17

The ball is delivered by Noel Hunt.

3:15

Clearance by Alex Pearce.

3:06

Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

2:40

Hal Robson-Kanu is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

2:27

Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

1:02

Jem Karacan manages to make a clearance.

0:45

Clearance by Sean Morrison.

0:29

Clearance made by Stephen Kelly.

0:07

Clearance by Stephen Kelly.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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